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How can I repair Windows 7?

I want to reinstall Windows without losing my applications. Does such a method exist?

I am having some issues with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate (see the image below) - I've repaired it, reinstalled it and applied a new configuration file but the problem still exists. I figure reinstalling Windows might fix the problem.

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Visual Studio 2010 is extremely hard to completely uninstall.
You would need the Visual Studio 2010 Uninstall Utility.

To repair Windows 7 without losing the still-installed applications, see
How to Perform a Startup Repair in Windows 7.
See also Startup Repair: frequently asked questions.

However, if you still have a system restore point from just before the installation of VS2010, I would restore it rather than reinstalling Windows.

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please attention to my edition. thanks. – shaahin Oct 1 '10 at 9:47
@haahin: Added some info. – harrymc Oct 1 '10 at 10:59
oh my god. problem is exist yet :( what do i do now? – shaahin Oct 1 '10 at 20:12
I had a feeling this would happen. See for a possible solution:… – harrymc Oct 1 '10 at 20:33

If you mean a repair install like you could do with XP, see this article


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